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Zero tolerance approach on intimidation at voting stations

3 August 2016 2:39 PM
Kgomotso Phahlane reiterated intimidation of voters not tolerated during elections, following arrests in Vuwani two days ago.

Police have made some arrests in Vuwani related to voter intimidation and threats to disrupt the election.

This comes after residents of the Limpopo township vowed to boycott elections in protest against a decision by the Municipal Demarcation Board to merge Vuwani with Malamulele District.

702's Azania Mosaka spoke to EWN reporters, Jean-Jacque Cornish and Barry Bateman, reporting on the ground.

The first set of results in this election are expected from Robben Island, the prison where former president Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years.

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Cornish highlighted that he's never before experienced such high levels of professionalism at the Results Operating Centre, with politicians from opposing parties talking jovially and peacefully.

Full results are expected around midday today or maybe until later. If there's any sticking points then it would be on Saturday.

Jean-Jacque Cornish, EWN correspondent

Barry Bateman attended a press briefing by acting SAPS National Police Commissioner, Kgomotso Phahlane. He gave an overview of of security measures and gave feedback on reports of elections-related violence which had taken place.

He made it very clear that they will not tolerate any threats to the elections process.

Barry Bateman, EWN reporter

3 August 2016 2:39 PM